Song of the Day – 16 September 2016
Posted on September 16, 2016
Dar Williams writes great story songs, in the best tradition of Harry Chapin, Chris de Burgh, Woody Guthrie and actually, no female songwriters I can think of. She’s been writing them for a while, and has written quite a lot of good ones. Her latest album has some good songs, and some great ones, like “Girl of the World” and “New York is a Harbour”. However, the youtube presence of the new record is lacking, so here is a classic. This is a good one to start with, if you’re unfamiliar with her work. In performance, Ms. Williams provides a bit of context to set up the song. All you absolutely need to know is that the voice of the song is a 10 or 11 year old girl who hero worships her very grown up baby-sitter. And clearly this all happened some decades ago.